Egyptian art divide

The divide between the official (state-sponsored) and "independent" (mostly foreign grant-sponsored) cultural circles in Cairo is a common trope for analyzing the art scene in the city. But Kaelen Wilson-Goldie writes on the subject with her usual thoughtfulness and eye for detail in a just-out article  in The Review comparing PhotoCairo 4 to the Cairo Biennale.

Ursula Lindsey

Ursula Lindsey is the managing editor of the Arabist blog. She writes about culture, education and politics in the Arab world. She lived in Cairo from 2002 to 2013 and got her start at the ground-breaking independent magazine Cairo Times. She was the culture editor of Cairo magazine in 2005-2006 and served as special projects editor at the independent news site Mada Masr in 2013-2014. She is the Chronicle of Higher Education's Middle East correspondent. She contributes to the BBC-PRI radio program The World, and has written for Newsweek, The New York Times, The New Yorker online, Bookforum and the blog of the London Review of Books.